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Xbox 360: Disneyland Adventures (Kinect)

Can I point out how much of an underrated game this is? This is one of my all time favourite games for the Xbox 360 and I always highly recommend it to families that love Disney.
If you’re a huge Disney parks and film freak like me, then this is the ultimate video game for you. No joke.
You use to Kinect (which is a camera for your Xbox 360 that detects your body, so you can control the game by using your hands, arms, jumping, dancing, ducking down..)
You get to walk/run around Disneyland, hug the characters, collect autographs from all of them, ride the rides (most of them have a level built into these, so you have to jump over obstacles, duck under things, move left and right to avoid stuff) and you can do whatever you like! Not to mention, that there’s also Hidden Mickeys in this game. Snap the camera out and away you go!

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I really have no idea how this game wasn’t more popular? I have had this game for 3/4 years now and I still absolutely love it. There’s so much to the game and I have only completed about 50% of the achievements and I have been on here for hours!

My only problem that yes, it’s a Kinect game but I get so addicted to playing this game that my arms are in agony from all of the hours that I am playing it! You need to lift your arm and move it left and right to walk, and I am aching the next day but really feel the need and addiction to carry on collecting autographs and hidden mickeys! That is a sacrifice I am willing to take!

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Have you played this? I’m so sad that this isn’t going to be reverse compatible with the new Kinect for the Xbox One but this is a game that makes me want to keep my Xbox 360 in the works!
Zoe
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NEW VIDEO: Surprised My Mother At Disney Orlando!

As some of you may know, I am currently in Australia travelling and working.
I decided to save up some money as I heard that my family are heading to Walt Disney World in the summer whilst I am here.

So, me and my family (minus my mother) made lots of plans and completely pulled off this huge surprise of me turning up to Walt Disney World to surprise my mother!
She had no idea whatsoever and our flights were so well scheduled that I arrived 20 minutes before everyone else!

Check out my vlog below to get the whole story!


I hope you enjoyed this and there will be so many more videos coming up of my travels and even Walt Disney World!

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So, here I’m writing from the past..

Basically, today it’s the 10th May and I thought that I would start writing this now. I am trying to catch up on my blog posts, and I know that I will be in work during the week and probably a little hectic, but here it goes..
I am finally revealing what I have been hiding for about 4 months!

HERE IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

On Saturday (probably the day that you will be reading this), I will be flying to Orlando as my family are going on holiday. I have decided that I will surprise my mother when I get there, as she doesn’t know that I will be there.
I get to the airport before them in Florida, so I will have a little wait around until I bump into them. I am planning a little method of surprising her, depending on what I can do at the time.

But yes, I have been wanting to tell you all this for ages as obviously, I am very excited to be going but haven’t been able to write anything incase she reads it (she reads my blog every now and then!).

So by now, I am probably still sitting on my 19 hour flight, possibly bored out of my mind, possibly sitting next to a crazy person, possibly sleeping or maybe even reading..

I will be updating you all on what I am doing when I get there, and yes, I will be taking a lot of videos whilst I’m there (especially the surprise). I will vlog on my way there, too. (I am taking my macbook, this time as we’ll have free wifi).

So prepare for lots of Disney and Universal related things in the next two weeks hopefully! I know that it can get really hectic over there though and I might not upload as much as I hoped – but I will definitely catch up at least when I get back. Hopefully I’ll have time to do it there and then!

So, let’s hope this surprise goes well!
Bye!
xx

My Top Tips for visiting Disneyworld & Universal Theme Parks! (Part One?)

So, me and my dad have been to Orlando for quite a few years in a row now.
Just the two of us go as my mother doesn’t really enjoy thrill rides and she’s always working at that time of year. But, since we have been going for the past few years, we have discovered a few tips – not insane, mind-blowing ones, but ones that will definitely help you save money and time in the parks!

– At Epcot, visit ‘Club Cool’. It is a small building that has Coca Cola drinks machines, that you can pour your own beverages from, unlimited amount of times! Although, these flavours are completely different to what you’ve seen before, as they are different drinks from around the world!

– If you visit Universal Studios or Islands Of Adventure, definitely consider purchasing the $8.99 refillable cup which you can purchase at every refreshment stand, most shops and even some food places. This cup lets you get 99 Cent refills all day long, you can even bring this cup back into the parks with you time after time, as they technically don’t have a date on them! We have used ours for at least 3/4 years! You can also purchase the same from Seaworld and use it in their sister park, Busch Gardens. Saves a lot of money on the refreshments!

– If you don’t mind going on the rides on your own, then definitely jump in the ‘Single Rider’ queues! They are the best thing that I found when I visited the parks, they save you so much time! The idea is that people who don’t mind going on their own, get to jump the queue when there’s an empty seat on the ride (for example, when there’s a family of 3, there’ll be a spare seat..). It’s such a good idea as there’s nothing worse than waiting for hours for your favourite ride, when you could’ve already ridden it 4 times over! Also, half of the time, you’ll pretty much be a row behind your friend/family member or sometimes when the staff are lazy or the queue has gone too slow for them, they’ll put you on together! It’s definitely worth a try, as within an hour, we can ride about 3 rides! (The Harry Potter ‘Forbidden Journey’ Ride also has a single rider queue, but it’s hard to see as it’s so dark in there – so definitely ask a staff member!).

– Save on the steep car parking prices! For the majority of people, they will either have an annual pass (which contains free parking all year round) or they will end up paying at least $10 a day for parking in one park alone. A good idea, if you have the patience, is to drive to Downtown Disney and park your car there. You will be able to get a free Disney public transport bus to any of the Disney hotels, then catch the free bus or monorail again to any of the parks! People even sell their parking passes on ebay for certain seasons as they aren’t using them – so definitely check that out.

– One major thing we like to do, have a massive breakfast before going into the parks! We always opt for something big and filling, so it’s either Ponderosa (plenty of them around, do a cheap and cheerful buffet breakfast for under $10 including a drink!) or iHop, if you aren’t going to stuff yourself silly with cookies, ice cream and bacon for breakfast! The prices at the parks can be steep, even for snacks. The food is good in the restaurants though, but personally we get fed up of the fast food they mainly provide!

– On the opposite, definitely try the snacks in the parks like the churros – and taste the Chilli Cheese Fries in Universal Studios in the diner! Incredible and cheap!

– There’s two different versions of Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Personally, I would say to opt for the frozen versions it’s incredible and a lot sweeter than the liquid version you can get! Although, since last year I think there’s another variety again now – along with Butterbeer Ice Cream.

– Definitely try to seek out the hidden mickeys that are planted around Disneyworld – these are little hidden icons of the outline of Mickey Mouse’s head, there are hundreds of them around the park! You can purchase books which have clues to where they are on rides, at shows, on the walkways, buildings.. or you can simply google them and then attempt to find them yourselves! My favourite is on Pirates Of The Caribbean, as there’s a cat standing but whilst you pass it, it’s shadow creates a Mickey’s head shape.

– Look up some facts on the parks and impress people with your knowledge! There’s lots of secrets behind certain things on rides, such as human skulls being used within Pirates Of The Caribbean and the meanings behind the Bride’s jewellery in The Haunted Mansion. Even little quirky things, like on Splash Mountain there’s a character that pops out and shouts something along the lines of ‘GO NSU’ as one of the technicians

So, that’s all I have got for my Part One so far, if you enjoyed this then let me know and I’ll think of some other tips that we like to do whilst in Orlando! Let me know!
I know that this seems a little off topic, but I hope that this helped some of you!
x

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